Automotive industry in the Netherlands - statistics and facts

The Netherlands is home to around 5,300 car companies. They are generating a combined annual revenue of over 50 billion euros and are jointly responsible for providing roughly 56,000 automotive jobs for the Dutch population. Volkswagen is the best-selling car brand in the Netherlands with almost 47,500 unit sales and a market share of roughly 11 percent in 2019.

All powered up for electric mobility

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become a great success in the Netherlands. Tesla's Model 3 tops the chart as the most popular all-electric car in the Netherlands. Furthermore, the nation was ranked second after Norway in Europe in terms of its market share of newly registered passenger electric vehicles in 2019. Although petrol-fueled automobiles are still the go-to option for passenger cars in the Netherlands, 2019 sales figures reveal that the sales of petrol cars dropped by 14 percent year-on-year, while EV sales have noticeably surged.

Declining Dutch demand for trucks

The number of newly registered trucks in the Netherlands recently reached an all-time low of just over 2,450, down from almost 4,200 units in 2011. The Dutch truck manufacturer DAF Trucks is one of the leading companies in the motor vehicle sector in the Netherlands. It became a subdivision of Paccar in 1996. DAF holds around 17 percent of the European heavy truck market.

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